I discovered Doloris Petunia while reading Cupcakes & Cashmere. The particularly sparkly statement necklaces featured on C&C are inspirational, but a little too over the top for me. Not to mention pricey. But they did prompt me to visit her site, where I found some fun pieces featuring colorful, matte stones. But again, a bit too much going on, at way too high of a price point. So I decided it would be fun to DIY some jewelry a la Doloris Petunia (Tom Binns also makes some pretty awesome stuff that has a similar feel).
I tested out a couple of color palettes on a piece of poster board to see which I liked best.
Dip a toothpick into your first color of polish and dab it onto a rhinestone. I did a bigger dot of paint on top that I then spread to the edges using the tip of the toothpick. Splurge and use a new toothpick per color, per earring for precision’s sake. There are no photos of me actually painting. Sorry but I only have two hands.
Final product! Let them dry for a half hour or so before wearing.